All summer long, we will add to the growing list of places where you can find snowy terrain to beat the heat. This week, we travel to California, where on Lassen Peak, founder of the Tahoe Backcountry Alliance Rich Meyer and his friend Dean Amundsen make some turns before it all melts away.
In April, we caught up with Navy SEAL Joshua Jespersen to talk about Mission Memorial Day (MMD), is his initiative to bring meaning back to the holiday through an annual trip to Denali. There he and his team travel with flags adorned with the names of fallen soldiers to commemorate their service and bravery.
Eliel Hindert, 27, is a sponsored Patagonia freeski athlete who has traveled the world skiing big lines, but he is no one-trick pony. He is also enamored with being behind the camera, looking to capture far-off locations and unique landscapes.
By now most skiers have accepted summer’s arrival in all its warmth and glory. But while some may be hanging up their gear for the season, high in the mountains remain a few dedicated souls who are still chasing turns. This summer, we will talk with a few of these die-hards about their favorite “summer stashes” that take them to the hills while they wait for the next snowfall.
Across the country, skiers and riders have been banding together, creating backcountry alliances that promote and protect their surrounding mountain ranges. And in Backcountry Magazine’s own backyard, the same phenomenon is occurring thanks to the Vermont Backcountry Alliance and localized groups like Rochester Area Sports Trail Alliance (RASTA).
Finding the Line: New Bjarne Salen film to follow sister skiers in their pursuit to understand what it means to be afraid
Filmmaker Bjarne Salen, producer of the acclaimed 2015 film Eclipse, has recently announced that he will be producing a ski documentary to be released fall 2017 called Finding the Line in which he will follow two sisters and ski athletes Nat and Anna Segal in their search to understand fear. The Segal sisters will use snowy mountains and big lines as backdrops to explore the subject of fear and how it affects them in their pursuit of professional skiing.
In March of 2014, an all-female crew, including Martha and Pip Hunt, McKenna Peterson, Nat Segal, Meghan Kelly and photographer Kt Miller set out to sea. Their goal: to sail from Ísafjörður, Iceland to Nuuk, Greenland (located on the west coast), all while skiing first descents throughout Greenland. And the mission, which was entirely wind- and human-powered, aimed […]
Yesterday, Ski The East released “Chic Choc Chicks,” a short video that follows my friend Paige Fitzgerald and me on a backcountry trip to Québec’s Chic Choc Mountains last winter. The snow was incredible, the mountains were beautiful and big, and the vistas over the Saint Lawrence Seaway were spectacular. What I remember most from trips with Paige, however, is how much fun it is to travel in the backcountry with other women.
Daniel Rönnbäck talks extreme photography in the film “AR Family Video Portrait: Daniel Ronnback ‘Follow the Mountain’”
Is photography a dream job for mountain lovers? Maybe, but for 28-year-old Daniel Rönnbäck, it has taken hard work both mentally and physically to get to where he is. In the recent film AR Family Video Portrait: Daniel Ronnback “Follow the Mountain,” produced by Armada Skis, Rönnbäck narrates his own professional story.
Last week, Bjarne Salén, producer for Endlessflow Films, released Turns and Curves, a short film featuring Italian freeskier and mountaineer Giulia Monego and her motivation to continue mountain exploration in the face of recent personal loss.